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The Vibe 98.8 is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV that plays soul and R&B.

Description[]

The station is hosted by Vaughn Harper and is one of the most chronologically diverse radio stations in GTA IV as its playlist contains songs from the 1970s to the late 2000s. The station does not appear in Episodes from Liberty City and is instead replaced by Vice City FM although in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Complete Edition, it, along with all other GTA IV exclusive radio stations, appears in The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

It is likely that the station is based on WBLS, an actual urban adult contemporary radio station in New York City which Vaughn Harper has hosted shows on.

This is one of the preferred stations for Roman Bellic, Kate McReary, and Dwayne Forge. Niko Bellic also appears to like this station, as he says it has "great music" when asking a taxi driver to change to the station.

Tracklist[]

Song: Preview: Notes:
"Because of You" by Ne-Yo (2007)
"Bump n' Grind" by R. Kelly (1994)
"C.O.D. (I'll Deliver)" by Mtume (1984)
Removed on April 26, 2018 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Criticize" by Alexander O'Neal (1987)
"Daylight" by RAMP (1977)
"Footsteps in the Dark" by The Isley Brothers (1977)
"Freek'n You" by Jodeci (1995)
"Get It Shawty" by Lloyd (2007)
"Golden" by Jill Scott (2004)
"Hangin' on a String (Contemplating)" by Loose Ends (1985)
"Have You Ever Loved Somebody" by Freddie Jackson (1986)
"In My Bed" (So So Def remix) by Dru Hill (1996)
"Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)" by Marvin Gaye (1971)
"Inside My Love" by Minnie Riperton (1975)
"It's Only Love Doing Its Thing" by Barry White (1978)
"I Want You" by C.J. (2008)
"Just Be Good to Me" by The SOS Band (1983)
"Pony" by Ginuwine (1996)
"You" by Raheem DeVaughn (2006)

Deleted Songs[]

Upon inspection of the "american.gxt" files of GTA IV, the following song can be found, which suggests it was due to appear in the game but did not make it to the final version.

The following song was requested and approved to be in the game, however for whatever reason they didn't make the cut:

Prominent Appearances in Gameplay[]

Radio Station[]

Individual Tracks[]

Gallery[]

There are three billboards[3], two of which are double-sided, in the city.

Trivia[]

  • Cassie's "Me & U" was also due to appear on Non-Stop-Pop FM in the original version of Grand Theft Auto V, and was later added in the enhanced version.
  • In The Ballad of Gay Tony, additional Dominican NPCs were added that commonly appear in Northwood and East Holland and one can wear a long-sleeved brown sweatshirt[4] with "The Vibe" on the front and 98.8 on the back.
  • The radio station's designation is totally fictitious, as FM radio stations in the United States only have an odd number (1,3,5,7 or 9) after the decimal point.
  • According to the american.gxt, The Vibe apparently was a mix station at one point, meaning it would have been absent of commercials. Whether this simply was meant to be temporary or once actually planned to be a single mix remains unknown.[5]
  • Footsteps In The Dark by The Isley Brothers was sampled in It Was a Good Day by Ice Cube, which can be heard On Radio Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

References[]

  1. American.gxt (IV): TM_82_76 = ZiT! Spotted CASSIE: Me & U
  2. The Royality Network Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20081012055429/http://www.roynet.com/archive_current_events/020107.cfm
  3. TheVibe-GTAIV-Ad

    Billboard advertisement texture file

  4. NPC Model: \GTAIV\TBoGT\pc\models\cdimages\componentpeds.img\m_y_domguy_01.wdd
    Shirt Texture: m_y_domguy_01.wtd\uppr_diff_001_a_uni
  5. T182_601 = Zit! Spotted VIBE PLACEHOLDER MIX

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